Rich Eisen is a successful television studio anchor, working both for ESPN on the set of SportsCenter and now as the face of NFL Network's 24-hour, 7-day-a-week coverage of the nation's most popular sport.
Eisen joined NFL Network in 2003 and also has his own radio show, aptly named The Rich Eisen Show. Every spring Eisen runs the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis while wearing a full suit to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
First and foremost, however, Eisen is a Michigan Man. He graduated from from the University of Michigan in 1990 before earning a master's of science in journalism at Northwestern in 1994.
This past November, Eisen had IndyCar driver and noted Ohio State fan Graham Rahal on his show.
Eisen and Rahal entered into a friendly wager on the game set for three weeks later in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the first matchup between Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh.
If the Wolverines topped the Buckeyes, Rahal agreed to wear a Michigan hat for driver introductions at the Grand Prix of Long Beach, slated for this Sunday. If Ohio State won, however, Eisen agreed the next time he had Rahal on his radio show he would wear some sort of Buckeye regalia.
We all know what happened the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Eisen paid up Monday, much to Rahal's delight.
.@GrahamRahal just cashed in his bet with @richeisen & forced him to wear a @OhioStAthletics jersey! @RichEisenShow pic.twitter.com/iSiJJKBUdE— IndyCar Series (@IndyCar) April 11, 2016
Below is video of the original bet from Nov. 7, in which Eisen appropriately razzes Rahal for having his wedding the weekend of the Michigan State game last season and then leaving for Fiji and his honeymoon the day of the Michigan game.
Big Ohio St fan @GrahamRahal already knows he won't see the OSU/Michigan game & can't do a thing about it.https://t.co/8dXNlbmd5p— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) November 7, 2015